The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre assists entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing businesses. There are three locations in the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo.

The Cambridge location "INVEST Cambridge" is located at 96 Grand Avenue South, Unit 103. Availability varies, so please contact our Economic Development Officer, Michael Marini at (519) 740-4685 ext 4352 to book an appointment.

We offer many different seminars and workshops on topics including Legal Series, Accounting Series, Marketing series and much more.

Pre-registration required

Waterloo Region Small Business Centre Advisory Committee

The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre (WRSBC) Advisory Committee is looking for members from the business community of the City of Cambridge to sit on its board. The committee is a collaboration between Small Business Centre staff, municipal partners, and community volunteers. The group provides staff with strategic feedback, advice and acts as an ambassador and advocate for the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre.

The application is hosted on the City of Kitchener’s Volunteer Opportunities page. After all applications are received, the Kitchener volunteer team will vet all of the applicants. The board members will have a Three (3) year term, starting February 2022. Meetings occur six (6) times a year, the Terms of Reference are included and the Deadline for applications is Friday, December 10, 2021.  

Frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about operating a small business in Cambridge.

What services does the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre provide?
The Centre's services include but are not limited to business consultations. You are able to meet with a Cambridge Small Business Advisor to privately discuss your business idea or plan. This service is free.
How can I set up a meeting?

Meetings are available by appointment only and can be booked for up to one hour, as often as needed. The Small Business Centre encourages you to seek professional advice on legal, tax, or accounting matters.

Contact our Economic Development Officer, Michael Marini at (519) 740-4685 ext 4352 to book an appointment.

How can the Centre help my new or expanding business?
Small Business Advisors are available to help facilitate business growth and planning. We provide free consultations on how business owners can build and manage their own company.
Does the Centre run any events?
The Centre offers a number of seminars and events in the Region of Waterloo to help you grow your business. You can view more information and register for events and seminars online.
How do I register my business?

The cost to obtain a Master Business Licence is $60 and the licence is valid for five years. You can register your business online through Service Ontario.

If you will be operating a business in Cambridge, you may also require a municipal business licence to ensure the safety of citizens.